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Budweiser Select 55 | Anheuser-Busch

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BA SCORE
1.6/5
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578 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Anheuser-Busch
Missouri, United States
anheuser-busch.com

Style: Light Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 2.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Select 55 is brewed with specialty malts and a blend of imported and domestic hopping. Select 55 has a light golden color and offers aroma notes of toasted malt and subtle hopping.

Added by jsh420 on 09-09-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#44,880
Reviews:
146
Ratings:
578
pDev:
39.38%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
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Trade:
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Photo of Prost76
1.64/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 1.75

Photo of Damian74
1.5/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
2.05/5  rDev +28.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Review from memory - consumed at my sister-in-laws on 4/11/11 after a family members wake.

12oz bottled served in a pilsner glass.

L - flat yellow color with a white head that goes away right away.
S - grainy, not much else
T - taste is basically just grainy as well.
F - thin and light.
O - if you think this is going to make you lose weight you probably love it but I'm not on a diet.

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Photo of CraigTravor
1/5  rDev -37.5%

Photo of Brew33
1.5/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of chuckgietzen
1.53/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of tbone1384
1.5/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of Vancer
1.57/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

The only thing remotely resembling beer is the pour, faint straw yellow with no head or lace. No aroma or taste either, this is just a glass of water with a dollop of grain and rice tossed in for beer effect. Thankfully, I was given one and did not lay down any hard earned money on it.

With this, I wrap up my reviewing days.

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Photo of Pegasus
1.89/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Appearance: Clear medium golden in color, with a moderate, persistent white head, good patchy lacing, and an abundance of small fast-rising bubbles.

Aroma: Dusty, with mineral notes, and a faint caramel presence. There seems to be a slight herbal hop presence.

Taste: Opens with slightly toasted caramel malt, as the taste progresses, a mild vegetable note appears, somewhat like cooked corn. Finishes with a lingering graininess, somewhat like unsalted, air-popped popcorn kernels.

Mouth feel: Rather thin, with aggressive, slightly stinging carbonation.

Drinkability/notes: I am not trying to be excessively critical, but at fifty-five calories, and an ABV of 4.8 percent, I wonder how different this would be from a "normal" 110 calorie, 5.0% ABV lager cut with fifty percent carbonated mineral water.

Presentation: Packaged in a twelve-ounce aluminum can, served in a standard Pilsener glass.

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Photo of WesMantooth
1.51/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5

55 calories? I thought it tasted like 50, tops. It is better than Mich Ultra, but so is the water you would squeeze out of a wet cardboard box that a cat pissed in.

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Photo of harrymel
3/5  rDev +87.5%

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1/5  rDev -37.5%

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1.5/5  rDev -6.3%

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2/5  rDev +25%

Photo of misternebbie
1.06/5  rDev -33.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

just not a serious beer, not more than a beer to drink when you on a diet

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Photo of South2NW
1.54/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of Iamjeff6
1.55/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

Photo of Narthax
1/5  rDev -37.5%

Photo of Hanzo
1.5/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of matjack85
1.05/5  rDev -34.4%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

I found a shopping cart full of these 12oz cans at the Foremost Liquor store in Glendale Heights, IL for 50¢ a can, so I grabbed one to try it. Born on date on the bottom of the can says 8/25/11 on it, so this can is about 5 months old.

The beer poured out a crystal clear pale gold color and made a ½-finger fizzy white head that dissipated to nothing within 5 seconds - not even a trace of film on top and absolutely no lacing whatsoever.

The rest of the review can be summed up thusly: This beer has no smell, no flavor, no taste, no body, and no reason to buy it. Go get yourself a glass of ice water and you've basically got the same thing.

It is carbonated, so maybe change that to selzer water and there you have it. Nothing offensive about it other than it masquerading itself as a beer, but hey, at this price it's even cheaper than bottled water, so it's got that going for it I guess.

2.4% alcohol, so go knock yourself out with a six-pack, but if if you really want to try a decent light beer go get a Sam Adams Light. This Bud Select 55 does nothing for me.

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Photo of SaisonRichBiere
1/5  rDev -37.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of kristougher
1.75/5  rDev +9.4%

Photo of AndyEdgar
1.29/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5

Photo of cliff1066
1.6/5  rDev 0%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

Budweiser Select 55 from Anheuser-Busch
Beer rating: 1.6 out of 5 with 578 ratings
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